After reading chemistry at Manchester University Michael pursued a successful career in Industry as a polyurethane Chemist, his paper on use of polyurethane in the shoe industry being given at Surrey University in September 1974. Whilst reading for a business studies diploma at Salford, Michael found his interest in the Law. He left industry, studied for and passed the Law Society’s professional exams and was admitted as a Solicitor in December 1978. In the early years Michael practised commercial law and was appointed a partner at Hills Solicitors. Michael left in November 1982 to set up Parkers Solicitors, where he continues to practice in the areas of business law and civil litigation.
Michael’s interests have included flying and skiing , but more of his time is now taken visiting his homes in Greece and New Zealand with a growing love for sailing.